Rebecca, a colored girl, by and through her next friend, Harris v. Louis Mattock and James Black
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Deposition of MariaMaria Field a witness, produced, sworn and
at the residence of JamesJames Black in the town of
VandaliaVandalia in the County ofCounty of Fayette FayetteCounty of Fayette and State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, before
me James U. Peery a Justice of the Peace in and for the
County ofCounty of Fayette FayetteCounty of Fayette and State of IllinoisIllinois aforesaid, in a certain cause
now pending in the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis in the
state of MissouriMissouri between RebeccaRebecca plaintiff and JamesJames Black
and Swis Mattock Defendants, on the part of the said Defendants.

MariaMaria aforesaid of lawful age being produced, sworn
and on the part of the said Defendants
and saith.

"That the girl RebeccaRebecca was conveyed by to Thoma U.
to be held in trust by him for our of JamesJames Black; daughter to be when
she should arrive at full age - that sometime in august 1836
thi deponent took the said RebeccaRebecca with in to in the StateIllinois
ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, when this deponent went then on a visit to her sister
tork the said girl with her as a servant, and intended to return
where with her to the State of MissouriMissouri in four or five months,
but that in consequence of the absence of her sisters husband she
concluded to remain with her sister during the with - that she
sent RebeccaRebecca to St. LouisSt Louis in the state of MisouriMissouri sometime
in the month of February 1837, and would have sent her
there sooner, but could not in consignment of the
the MississippiMississippi river. That she took the said RebeccaRebecca with
in to contrary to the wishes and without the consent
of Thomas U. Home to whom she belonged in trust as
aforesaid. - This deponent knows that she was taken to
VandaliaVandalia by Black, but does not know how long she
unmarried there - RebeccaRebecca was were hired to a
or any person in KaskaskiaKaskaskia nor did
in KaskaskiaKaskaskia in the State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, and further said Deponent
saith not.